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Time for our September Cafe!

Hugs to all!

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Dee thank you. I shall put it on a to do list. Hope you got some chilling time.

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Checking in....hope all is well.

Georgia, I agree with Cathy...putting your visions into a book would be Awesome!! And adding your pictures to go with them....I would definitely buy a couple or two. HUGS!

Becky, how Awesome that the backyard is coming along. I do hope the vertigo is a thing of the past for you. HUGS!

Cathy, WOW on getting things in order for school!!

Vicky, glad there were no injuries.

Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

me, hanging in there. had today off and it was spent doing errands when what i really wanted to do was just chill.

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I have thought about putting the visions together with the photos that inspire them but I have not done so yet. One day.....

Thank You Cathy. I may put it on my bucket list. I really need to work out how to do a powerpoint with music and then I could put some up every week on Facebook.

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Thank you my friend! I pray you have an amazing day! So glad you honored yourself and rested...you so deserve it!

Your visions are so amazing and real, I feel like I am there.

You should publish a book, seriously.

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Becky when I was younger I used to work hard like that and oh what a good feeling when all was said and done. Hope you are not too stiff today. Great that the boys helped too. Gives them a sense of achievement too. Stay well.

Cathy here is your scene.

As the sun creeps up over the flat horizon, the world wakes up slowly and gloriously. The leaves on the trees glisten with the morning dew, the birds flutter and flit from branch to branch. Breath in God's glory and be grateful to be sharing in such beauty. Outstretch you arms with each breath and absorb the clean pure air. See the colours around you and be surrounded by the peace and calm of the early morning.

Back to work today after a very very lazy weekend. I needed it and did not feel guilty for abandoning most household chores.

Hugs and prayers for everyone.

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Wow Becky, you are amazing! You just start feeling better from the vertigo, and you work and have family and you are MOVING ROCKS! You amaze me!!

Dee, I wish you could get a routine set of hours. Sounds like WalMart doesn't work that way. Hope your DH is doing well. So glad DD found a better job. That is wonderful! Better days are ahead for all of you it seems.

Georgia, I could really use one of your beautiful peaceful visions. You are amazing with helping me visualize a safe sanctuary with my best friends in the world...you.

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Happy Sunday! Glad to hear of better days, new jobs, etc.

We are still moving rocks. I did about an hour last night when it finally cooled down. (It had been almost 100.) We awoke to fog and cool temps, but by the time we went out to work (9a - didn't want to upset neighbors with the noise), the sun had come out. The boys and I moved rocks for another 75 minutes. We should be able to finish tonight. :) We still need to get more bark and sand, but those go down quickly. We will have put in more than 20 man hours into just moving rocks from the driveway to the back yard.

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Cathy glad all is good.

Vicki glad it was only a minor accident.

Dee good news for your daughter. Yippee!!

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Vicky, sending HUGS to you!! Not an easy time with puberty and teenagers for our kids.

Georgia, do hope you feel better soon.

Becky, hope you are feeling better as well and you get caught up with teaching.

Cathy, HUGS for all you do for us and your family. Sorry you have had such a rough time with your older sons.

Tina, Amanda, Ari, Jennifer, and Everyone Else, do hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there. Been busy with work...odd hours...one day 8-4pm, then 1-9pm, then 9-5pm, then 2-9pm....never the same from one day to the next or week to week. Dh is doing well...his next round of treatment begins on Sept 8th. Dd was called by a place that she applied to back in February and was asked if she was still interested in the position. She said she was working but would still like to be considered for the job. Had an interview last Saturday, another on Monday and was offered the position. So she is working both jobs...training at the new one and completing the next 2 weeks at her old job. The new position will be 40 hours per week and at a higher pay rate, once she completes the training.


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Just stopping in quickly. Ha some not too bad days with Bryan. Still gets angry very easily. But there are shining moments.

Kids are getting ready to go back to school on Tuesday. I still have not gotten a start date on my new job. Waiting for my fingerprints and State registry clearance to go through. Nervous about that but nothing I can do.

Got into a fender bender the other day. Nothing too serious just some cosmetic damage on the car. Noone was hurt at all. Have collision so I may just take the check as living money until I get back to work .

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Hugs and prayers to all!

Running through as I work towards finishing up my lesson planning and curriculum for the school year. We start mid next week.
Hope all of you are having an amazing day!

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Sending energy bunnies to help you finish that work.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Oh no! Feel better very soon, Georgia.

Hugs to all.

Almost 100 degrees here and we still have a lot of rocks to move to the back yard. Ugh. I guess we will work after dinner until it is too dark, then start again early in the morning.

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Last day of winter finally and the sun is shining and we have already had an increase in temps.

I have not been feeling well since yesterday with diarrhoea and just feeling unwell. Not constant but just enough to make me feel sick. Resting today.

Hugs to all.

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Busy day, lots to do.
Hugs to all, Cathy

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Busy days and trying to keep on top of things.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hugs to all! Sending comforting energy to get you all through.

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Cathy and Vicki sending you hugs.

My days a re routine of too much work and tiredness at the moment. Not enough hours in the days.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Hi Everyone,

Vicky, I feel for you. It is so hard when our kids are having a hard time especially when they have challenges out of their control. But that is where the help comes in that can help them exercise self control. This has to be really hard mentally on your son as well. I don't think he wants to struggle this way, but might have a hard time putting that into words. I know my Aspie 21 year old does. He seems to have to do something "stupid" before he gets it and he is very wise intellectually. Your son is young enough that you can intervene and facilitate help for him. I think you are wise to act on the help he needs now. Why wait for it to "get worse" when it already seems it is. Make sense? I wish you well my friend. I know it isn't easy! Hugs

I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. That keeps me moving forward and working through things.

I am very thankful for all of you!

Hugs to all, Cathy

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Still up and down with the boy. Still leaning towards hospitalization if things get worse. I dont want to but I want him to be ok. I know he will probably hate me for it. But I gotta get things figured out!

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Migraine, but getting better with meds.

Hope everyone has a very amazing day!

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I hope you are all well today. Hugs.

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Dear friends, you are all in my thoughts, prayers and heart at all times. I am so sad to see the pain you go through. Wishing you all peace.

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Vicky I agree with Cathy it is hormones kicking in with his already existing condition.Confuses the brain and they do become Jekyll and Hyde. All you can do is set parameters and punish where it hurts eg taking away electronics or no tv etc. I also found finding an external male no family but someone who is known and respected by Bryan and have them pre warned about what you need them to say to him. They seem to listen to strangers. There is no solution and you have to find an inner way of coping.

As all of you know I have been dealing with this for many many many years and it is toxic but in the end I have a little pocket in my heart for all the misery and most of the time I focus on other areas of my life to prevent me from going insane. And let me say at times I am close to the wrong side of that one.

Cathy there is nothing you can do abut people who are poison. Just let it go and Let God take care of them - they will survive. They are takers and will take whatever they feel they want. If someone is bad mouthing you and it suits yours ons to hear that then they will take it. Just remember that Karma is a b...h. Those toxic people will get their dues from the most powerful one of all at the right time.

Focus on the younger ones and avoid have toxic sessions in front of them.

Becky happy reunions with your DH.

I am so exhausted physically from work as it was a very busy first day back.


Hugs and prayers to all.

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Cathy,
HUGS to you. I so know what you mean about running away, cause I totally felt like that yesterday. I even told my Mom that maybe I should be the one hospitalized. Its just getting so hard. The good moments are great with my son, but the bad are unbearable. Its so heartbreaking.

I too love all of you here. I always know that I can come here and not be judged and get support.

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Vicky, I so feel your pain. I know all too well how our children can be that Jekyll and Hyde. My guess from my own personal experience is that it is a combination of the Bi-polar and puberty. That in and of itself is very challenging. And then there can be external input (things going on in his life such as change...school, relationships, etc) that can be affecting him as well. I agree that an eval and possible hospital stay would be best for him and you and your daughter. I know it is so hard...I am living it. I am here for you always my friend.

I have to be very honest with all of you. I think you are the greatest most incredible and genuine people I know in my life. I am so thankful for you. As you know, I have been hurting so much lately. I almost ran away yesterday. I just couldn't take it anymore. But I didn't. I have three younger ones that need me. I am working through living my life resigned to the fact that I will never have a relationship with my older two due to the evil influences of their biological father and others in their life. My sons feel that I am an f*ing b!t@h...and love to spew that in public. Very painful. I know that I have to live my life without them. I know that is what is best for me and the rest of my family. My husbands family supports these two sons as they are Christian haters or just hate me. I want a life. I just want to live without this anxiety and hurt. I am trying my best to move forward. I can't do it with them. It just hurts so much. My oldest made it clear that I "drive him to drink", that he is doing me a favor of "inviting me to his wedding" and that the only reason he keeps any kind of contact is "for the kids." Wow. What a lie. Sorry to vent.

Georgia, I am doing my best to move forward. It is hard though when my in-laws, my brother and the ex all work together to teach my older two hatred. I am trying to walk away 100 percent, though, as I can't go on like this.

Hugs to you all. You are amazing.

Have a beautiful day, Cathy

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Vicky, I am so sorry. That must really hurt. Hugs!

Georgia, how is the transition from vacation to work?

Hi to everyone!

Typically busy week for me. I teach the next 3 evenings, plus have a student teacher meeting before class tonight. Then I pick up my DH at the train station after class tonight - yay! Today will be very long, but I will be so glad to have him home. My youngest has school registration (gets his schedule, textbooks, etc.) Wed. morning. Then we need to quickly finish the back yard remodel before the holiday weekend. So hard to believe September will be here in a week! The boys will start school on the 4th. Next year, our district and the one just north of us will move up the first day of school to August 25 (it has always been the Thursday after Labor Day or later), so the boys will have a short summer break (they get out June 19, I think).


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Hello everyone.

I have been having a really rough time with my son. He is going through a rough stage where he has become a totally different person. Its like he is a Jeckyl and Hyde. It is so frustrating. I do not know how to parent him anymore. My sweet boy seems to be gone. I get glimmers of him here and there. He is always remorseful after an explosion. But when he the Jeckyl, there is no talking to him. He will lash out, threaten his sister, tell me to F@#k off and juts walk out the door, even if I tell him he can't go out. I told him it was time to come in last night he flat out refused and said he wasn't coming in. I told him I was locking the door and even did, he didn't care. He said oh well. I do not know how to parent him when he is so defiant. I love him with all my heart but Im starting to think he might need a hospital stay or evaluation to find out what is bringing on this change. I dont know how much of it is just being a teen or if its the bipolar being out of control.

It is hurting me so much.....

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Happy days everyone.

Live well, laugh often, love much.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.


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Happy Sunday!

Still recovering from vertigo, but so much better now. I don't like feeling so behind after only one week of classes - I went as long as I could last week, and I can make up what I didn't teach this coming week. I had enough energy to work in my yards this morning - that felt wonderful. DH returns from Atlanta tomorrow night. :)

Wishing everyone a super week!

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Becky, hope you continue to feel better.

Hope everyone has a good day

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Becky some flowers are like that. Now you know you will be aware of it.

Hugs

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Hi! Wishing everyone a wonderfully relaxing rest of the weekend.

Vertigo all gone today - still feel "off," tired and achy like after a migraine - not surprising since it lasted almost a week this time. I think this bout was brought on by a flower in a bouquet given to me by a student - it started a couple days after it arrived (the flower opened from a bud), and it went away after I tossed out the flowers. (The one flower was really powerful - very pungent.) Now another trigger to watch out for. :(

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Thank you Dee.

Praying for everyone to be well and happy.

I am feeling a bit exhausted this morning. Probably all the catch up LOL!!!

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Georgia, glad you had a nice trip. I think the hardest part is coming home and doing the unpacking and getting things back in order.

Becky, do hope the vertigo has lessened for you. HUGS!

Cathy, even though mine are no longer in school....the back to school craziness is all around us. Hope you and your children have a great school year.

Everyone Else,hope all is well.

Me, hanging in there...hoping to have a relaxing day today...been really tired lately.

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Hi! Hugs to all. TGIF!

I am finally feeling almost normal now. I was very down when the vertigo returned full force yesterday after tapering off for a day, but so far so very good today. Usually my bouts last 1 or 2 days - this one has been going since last Saturday. Blech (as Snoopy says)!

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Wow, I can't believe we are almost to the end of August and into our school year. I have a lot to get done before we start. But I am sure it will be a good year.
I am really trying to work on my bravery in standing my ground and not doing things to meet others expectations. I am the one who has to live with me!
It is very hot and humid here in Northern Illinois...ugh. Thank you God for air-con!

Hope you are all doing very well!

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Washing done, all packed away and the shopping done. Not bad oh and I also got to the drs as well. Just as well we came back early. Today the rest of the usual tasks to catch up around here.

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Home sweet home.

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Vicky, how wonderful about the new job!! WooHoo! Your life is really heading in a great direction!

Dee, praying and thinking all good thoughts for you and your family. I hope your husband continues to respond to the chemo treatments and is well very soon.

Georgia, so glad you had a wonderful trip. The physical trip has ended but not the wonderful peace it created.

Hugs!

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Feeling sad as we leave this healing place. Until later when I am home.

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Crazy busy right now! Only temporary though.

Becky, feel better. My mom deals with that all the time and it isn't fun. Glad you are almost through it.

Sending hugs and prayers and lots of healthy happy thoughts to everyone!!
I will have to catch up later.

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Good news Becky.

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Hi!

I am almost 100% today. Yay! I really hate vertigo. This was a long bout. Thanks for all of the well-wishes.

I hope everyone is doing well.

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Dee sending healing vibes for your dh. Had a magical day with a cruise up the river and then a massage this afternoon.

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HI All, hope all is well. Sorry I've been MIA....

me, hanging in there. my dh finished his first week of chemo and will see the doc on the 25th to find out when the next week of treatment will be. he is feeling a bit stronger since the treatments started. i've started reading Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman and also VB6 by Mark Bittman and i am intrigued by eating the vegetarian/vegan way. so may be changing things up at least for me....not sure the family would go for this way of eating.

Georgia, do hope you and dh have a lovely trip.

Vicky, How wonderful on your new job!! Congrats!

Becky, hope you feel better soon. emoticon

Cathy, Amanda, Ari, Jennifer, Tina, and Everyone Else I may have missed, hope all is well.




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Vicky that is such wonderful news. E joy the new chapter of your life.

Becky sending healing vibes. Hope it goes away soon.

Just watching the sunrising all gola and blue.

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Yay, Vicky! Congratulations!

Enjoy the rest of your trip, Georgia.

Vertigo is still here - started on Saturday. In the past, it has always been tired to allergies (to brush fires, we think) and/or not drinking enough water (I normally drink 8 or more glasses a day - if it is not, that is not always enough). DH wants me to get it checked out again - I ended up in the ER when I had it the first time, and they ran all sorts of tests (including a CAT scan of my brain). My ear was hurting a little last week - thought it was just allergy congestion. I will probably go later this week to the doctor, especially if it doesn't clear very soon, to see if I have an ear or sinus infection. Fall semester starts today and I teach 6-9:30p. Ugh.

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Hello all.

So yes I went and submitted my resume to a job opening with Headstart with Erie Co. IT was for a Teacher position. I interviewed and within a few days I was offered a position. Its not the head teacher, but its the position right below the head. which is a higher position than I have now. Its all a higher pay rate, the location of the school is closer than the commute I now take, and the benefits are comparable. Its with younger children, which has always been where my heart is. I love working with the pre school and kindergarten age. So I took the offer. I dont have an exact start date but should be soon I would be on vacation anyway. So Im excited for a new chapter in my life.

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Well done Vicki on thenew job. Looking forwards to details.

Having a relaxing time on vacation. Dh is a bit off still but
I am having a good time. Just back from walking along the cliffs and taking lots of photos of the surf. Trying very hard to watch my food but had an ice cream today as
Dh wanted one. So had one too as he has not been eating too well of late and seeing he showed interest in food, had to join him lol.....

Hope you are all well.

Funny thing is as I sit looking at the sea it has all the makkngs kf the scene
I created so long ago for our cafe. Sittingon a hill looking down as the waves roll in.....sound familiar......

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Hello all.

Hugs to all here. I had a crazy weekend. Finished my last day of work, and I will post more later because I have news of a NEW JOB! I will talk more about it tomorrow. Have a great night.

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Thanks Becky.

We are leaving now and I shall try and keep in touch along the way. Be happy and be kind to yourselves.

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Enjoy your holiday!

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Have had a few busy days moving winter stock upstairs and summer gear down and all the new stock to be unpacked and hung. Thankfully we achieved all we had to.

Now I am officially on holidays for a weeks and will finish packing this afternoon for the 5 days away. Have not done much to prepare yet so am still in a bit of a rush.

Hugs to all and have a good weekend.

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Hi, my dear friends. Sure wish I could respond to all - maybe in a couple weeks I can start doing that again. Know that I read entries most days and send hugs always!

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Georgia,
Too bad it doesn't help wish it did. Thanks foe the thoughts never thought of toxins coming out of my body. I am sweating a lot too. Got some wicking pants and had shirt had to find it. Now need to get proper Sports Bra just trying to figure best place to go. I probably need fitting.

Things going real well with Ally. She is excited about school. Especially since she found out the girl she doesn't get along with will be in separate class.

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Had a really busy day moving stock up and down the stairs to the mezzanine yesterday. Oh boy were we tired. I can tell you better than a gym work out. Just wish I could lose weight from it though.

Big dale day to day - we have these 20% off everything days 3 times a year and so today is the day. Got my running shoes on and away I go.....


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Could be a combination of heat, sweat and toxins escaping the body. No answer for that one Andi.

Busy busy day today - will sleep well tonight.

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Can I ask a stupid question? Since I restarted and started exercising I am breaking out with acne not so much on the face but the body any suggestions how to get rid of it?

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Georgia,
I agree I will miss Robin Williams as well.

Thanks for your comments on Ally's wanting to be normal. Though I understand her feelings I agree there is no normal.

I am so tited today did not sleep well at all neither did Ally she was up a lot. Have to go shopping tonight to get a few things.

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My heart is so saddened to see the passing of a wonderful actor in Robin Williams. Just goes to show that depression is an illness that is not fussy. He had all the help at hand but in the end it got too much for him. RIP.

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There is no normal. Normal is a perception by a select few who think they are better than the rest. Normal is as normal is for every individual. It is unfortunate that"normal" is bandied about by people and that our children feel the need for inferiority and chasing something they can never have.I believe in giving them confidence in themselves and accepting themselves as they are. If we have to find a way to explain it to them that they are "different" or "gifted" then we must find that way. Then we focus on their positives and make them fit into society the best way we can.

Oh how I felt for my son when he said to me more than 15 years ago "why am I not normal like the other kids" In hindsight I did the best I could for him and I think it strengthened his resolve to be as good as he could in what he ever he tried. Sometimes he succeeded and other times not.
But at least he had and still has this steely determination. (even if that means cutting me out of his life.)
Ok I am off my soapbox. I just mean that we have fabulous children and when we find something we can see they are good at encourage them and then they will feel strong about themsleves.


I love you all to bits and just wish I had the magic wand to "cure" our children.

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Cathy,
I think you are amazing with all your kids. I coyld not imagine dealing with more than one kid. I know sometimes I think of hubby as kid but he has his strengths where he really comes through for us.

Think all of you ladies are amazing.

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Good Morning Amazing Ladies!!

You are all incredible the way you are still smiling (I know we have our tears and meltdowns!) and staying so positive with all you have on your plate. Andi and Amanda, I really don't know how you keep going in spite of the challenges you yourself have and that of your precious kiddos. I admire your strength!

All of you are just the best!

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Amanda you are so right about finding the right school. There are many private schools that will deal with aurism but though they didn't say many are scared of bipolar. You could tell by the look on people's faces. It was the principal that referred us to Ally's counselor. Who we all love.
Ally said testing went well and she was able to focus really well so did the best shes ever done.

Also Ally and I are cleaning the kitchen. Huge job.

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Andi, how wonderful that Ally is in a school that will support her...that's a rarity these days!!!
I too wonder exactly what normal is and usually just refer to so-called normal people as "neuro-typicals" because normal really is just a perception...I don't want to be too normal!!
Georgia, I don't know if I would know how to handle life if it wasn't a challenge...lol...I do know that the kids issues help me ignore my own depression and so in some ways the absolute chaos is good for me :)
Everyone else, have a great Monday...I am grading my kiddos schoolwork and trying to clean house...we are all in a musical, Peter Pan, so we are doing non-stop rehearsals, we are using the entire background and stag props used by the original Broadway stage productions, so before the actual opening night we will all get an opportunity to really fly....I cant wait!! I am the only adult, along with 89 kids, so its an interesting experience to say the least...
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Amanda I agree with Georgia so much for one person to bear. My prayers and huggs are with you.
It just seems so unfair that these kids are challenged so much. Ally has begun asking why isn't she normal. I try to tell there really aren't many "normal" people in the world. Her whole family has disabilities of some kind. Her daddy is ADHD and has asthma, me I'm epileptic and diabetic. She had epilepsy (looks like she finally out grew that), ADHD and bipolar. Also, that being normal would be boring. That was my answer to myself when I asked the same question. Though concerning Ally I do ask God the same question just as we get her doing good she has to face another challenge. Sorry having one of those days where I am questioning everything. She is at her school for testing. She has to do it every year not sure if it is academic or social. We found a great private school for her that is not scared of yhe bipolar. Her other one kicked her out and it was a blessing.
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Oh my Amanda what can I say to that. Praying for you dear heart that you may endure and have the strength to cope. So much for one person to bear. Hugs and I pray some small miracle comes your way.

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good evening all...
Andi and Vicky...I get ya on the bipolar/autism mix....my 15 year old is blessed with both and its NOT pretty...there are some (many?) days I wanna bury him!!!
Vicki, glad the reunion went well
Andi..congrats on the 80 point FBS drop...its headed in the right direction:)
Becky, hope your retreat went well...
Jennifer, hope the art show goes well and that your son does well with his new braces.....my daughter needs them, as does one of my boys, but Medicaid (or maybe its just the dentists around here) doesn't really care about teeth so it doesn't get taken care of. Hope your hubby starts feeling less stressed and you can enjoy the time y'all have while he is off work...
Becky, hope the new semester goes well...
Georgia, hope you were able to rest up and be ready for another busy week...I hear ya on the need for nail and hair care...I currently look wild and crazy with broken nails (gardening/ other yard work), and my hair all frizzy and grown out....at least I don't have to worry about any guys hitting on me when I look like this...lol!!
Cathy, hope the kiddos are feeling better...are you getting any time to rest?
Dee, I hope you and hubby can get through this challenging time with health issues...I know it has to be hard on y'all...hugs...
Miamirn, welcome to our little family....the ladies here are wonderful, supportive, caring, full of info..and did I say caring?....
Ok yall, its been crazy here...my oldest has been back into his porn and inappropriate sexual stuff..he is so confused because he doesn't know if he is gay or bisexual or what and its very hard for me to keep the lines of communication open all the time....some of the things he looks at online (so hardcore, not regular porn stuff...and no matter how hard I try to block it he finds a way) and wants to tell me are wayyyy TMI....we have also been dealing with increased physical aggression and hiding his meds rather than taking them...my middle one has been having increased frequency of migraines, is still struggling to gain weight, and has been having more seizures (he never had seizures until his bad accident and brain injury back in January)..he will be homebound again this year, so now I will have all 3 kiddos home every day (the other 2 are doing online public school combined with homeschool)...he is also facing an arson investigation (he got hold of a lighter in a store, and loving fire like he does, set fire to a silk flower wreath in a store, and not only burned his hand but caused the entire store to be evacuated and the fire and police to be involved...sigh..never boring with this kiddo I tell ya!!!
My daughter is struggling with how to be successful in a world where those who are good at something don't want to help...indeed they sabotage...someone who is not quite so confident and successful...plus she is going through the beginnings of puberty (age 12) and that in itself is awful)...
We have also been fighting with the SSI people....which in turn impacted the kids Medicaid...its been such a big struggle..
Ok, all the whining is over...love y'all, have a great week
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